Edinburgh Fringe Programme 2018

007 Voices of Bond
Night Owl Shows

Voices of Bond is a sensational spectacle like no other. Immerse yourself in the world of 007 and the legendary voices that have accompanied this story. Hosted by captivating vocalist Phoebe Katis.

The 2 Mouthed Men Experience
2 Mouthed Men

Beatboxing. Sketch comedy. At the same time.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Honeycomb Productions

An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. With a vibrant score and book, this musical is a charming exploration of the highs and lows of adolescence.

9/11 Was a Conspiracy
52Up Productions

He has nice eyes. He makes her laugh. He's nice to his mum. He's great in bed. But when certain subjects come up... A darkly comic drama about what to do when you believe you love someone, but you don’t love what they believe. 52Up Productions emerge from the East Midlands with their debut play to intrigue, amuse and unnerve.

Queen Mary Theatre Company

A cast of 1.5 million (roughly) NHS staff show you what goes in to a hectic night shift in A&E. A fast-paced clowning comedy caper, devised with junior doctors and nurses inspired by Michele Gondry and Green Wing.

Absolute Improv!
to be continued...

Edinburgh’s own five-star, five-time Fringe sell-out improv comedy theatre company returns for more improvised comedy fun! Featuring comedy characters, stories, sketches, music, songs and more created before your eyes. Every show is unique and has something for everyone!

Academy and Pitch Fight Present: Buy One, Get One Free
University of Bristol A Cappella Society's Academy and Pitch Fight

From television appearances to ICCA and Voice Festival semi-finals, these two groups have definitely made their mark. They now wonder if there could be one group to rule them all…

A Cappella Birmingham (University of Birmingham)

The University of Birmingham A Cappella Society is returning to the Edinburgh Fringe for our third year! Featuring some of our magical groups, beatboxing and more. Please check our Facebook/Twitter for details.

The Actor's Nightmare
Mercury Theatre Productions

George is an accountant. Problem is no one seems to agree with him. This classic comedy follows George as he's thrust on stage and forced to improvise lines he doesn’t know for a play that keeps changing.

The Addams Family
The Talentz

From the company that previously brought you Peter Pan and Elf the Musical comes this spooktacular new musical comedy. Featuring a live band and sensational youth cast, this show promises to entertain whether you're 7 or 307!

Addiction: The Untold Story
Artistic Diversity Alliance

Inspired by a true story, a drama that includes audience-suggested improv and moments of truth. Keri must find redemption from her addictions, all while coming to terms with her sexuality and addiction.

SAS Productions

Are men really from Mars and women from Venus? Is it still just a man's world? What's wrong with wearing skirts? An episodic play that explores gender, the pressures of growing up and the struggle to find an identity.

Ah Dinnae Ken
Student Theatre at Glasgow (STAG)

A second Scottish independence referendum has been called. Soon your parents will ask you to murder your neighbours. A pair of star-crossed lovers risk their life, this time, in a neighbourhood war of Scottish independence. http://www.studenttheatreatglasgow.com/

Alan Ayckbourn's Farcicals
Hart Players

Highly acclaimed contemporary Ayckbourn comedy. Hilarious double bill involving a secret liaison, a long list of misunderstandings and burnt BBQ kebabs, as two friendly couples whose marriages need some repair discover they are closer than they think!

Alan Bennett's A Visit from Miss Prothero

An Alan Bennett one act play which showcases the humour and pathos of Britain's best-loved playwright. Arthur Dodsworth's serene retirement is severely jolted by a visit from his malevolent former secretary.

Alan Bennett's Green Forms

An Alan Bennett one act play showcasing the humour and pathos of Britain's best-loved playwright. Doris and Doreen fritter away their working hours until the spectre of Ms Dorothy Binns and computerisation becomes all too real!

Alan Bennett's Say Something Happened

An Alan Bennett one act play which showcases the humour and pathos of Britain's best-loved playwright. June (a very inexperienced social worker) visits Mam and Dad. She needs their help more than they do hers!

Alfred Hitchcock's Writers' Room
Reading University Drama Society

Four writers. Four scripts. One dead woman. Set in 1961, Alfred Hitchock’s Writers’ Room is a darkly comedic, original play in which our writers' suspicious stories hold the clue to a young woman’s murder.

An Algorithm Named Kevin
Loggerheads Theatre

Are you happy with a curated life? A funny, fast-paced, physical and thoughtful journey into a modern world where everyone is replaceable, decisions are outsourced and technology knows you better than you know yourself.

Theatretrain Theatre Company

Eighteen talented actors bring you a spectacular reinvention of Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland. Alice does not fit in. On the eve of her 13th birthday, Alice is catapulted into the magical world of Wonderland. Alice needs Wonderland. It needs Alice.

Alice in Wonderland
American Performing Arts International

Come explore the world of the unknown as we join Alice careening down a rabbit hole and finding herself in an unfamiliar situation where she meets all of the beloved characters from the Lewis Carroll classic.

All In: Sing Like Nobody's Listening
Yonge Guns Quartet

Fringe newcomers all the way from Canada, Yonge Guns brings all that influences them as musicians, teachers and accountants. With perhaps a little too much energy, a cappella has rarely heard barbershop like this.

All Time Greatest Hits
American Performing Arts International

Vocal Force returns to the Fringe with an all-new line-up of songs! These young, enthusiastic performers from the USA harmonise their way through hits that will inspire and uplift audiences of all ages!

Almost, Maine
American Performing Arts International

A collection of multiple short scenes connected thematically. Through both comedy and drama, the script explores the inherent heartbreak and wonder of love, under the dazzling aura of the Northern Lights as told by some extremely memorable characters.

Amazing Stories of Blues and Soul
Ken Wood and the Mixers

Returning after sell-out shows in 2017: the sensational story of soul – from the pounding R'n'B of the 1940s to the smouldering sounds of Stax. Featuring songs of Otis Redding, James Brown and more.

amendments: A Play on Words
Middle-Weight Theatre Company

At John Chesterton's firm, political correctness is paramount, and language deemed offensive or discriminatory becomes increasingly forbidden. As this censorship and prohibition intensifies, John is left asking: will there soon be nothing left to say?

The Amours of Lillie Langtry
Lemon Squeeze Productions

Lillie Langtry, the most captivating and wicked woman of her time, has a scandalous secret. Will she reveal it and save her daughter from society's scorn? A new comedy by award-winning writer Joan Greening.

Poetry House

A Spoken Word performance exploring ideas around Van Gogh, love, life, language and art. Featuring Jahmar Ngozi (Emerging Artist Award winner, Arcola Theatre; Slam Champion, Spoken in London), Solomon Adams and Danielle Allen (The Feminine Principle).

Amused Moose Comedy Award: Grand Final
Amused Moose Comedy

Tomorrow's comedy stars showcase their Fringe shows in 2018's most significant Edinburgh final, battling for glory, fame and the shiny moose trophy. Vote alongside international comedy cognoscenti. 'Prestigious talent search' (Ents24.com). Line-up on amusedmoose.com/shows.

Amused Moose Comedy’s National New Comic Award: Final
Amused Moose Comedy

Delight in watching 2018’s hottest breakthrough comics who beat 300+ entrants, while voting alongside international talent scouts to choose who will raise the shiny moose trophy aloft. 'Impressive’ (BroadwayBaby.com). Line-up on www.amusedmoose.com/shows.

And Then There's Me...
Caterham Rep

The world is full of wonderfully different people – dramatic, dreamy, daring and disturbing! A fun, energetic look at individuality and how we each fit into this dynamic population!

Amplify Time Productions and New Celts Productions

All eyes are on the city of Thebes. Antigone dares to raise the question: whose laws matter most – the laws of men? Or the laws that come from natural or divine justice?

Malvern Theatres Young Company

Using Don Taylor's BBC-commissioned translation, Malvern Theatres Young Company presents Antigone. Demonstrating the clash and interweaving of human passions and failings, their production of Sophocles' deeply poetic tragedy promises to bring universal themes and cultural archetypes to Fringe audiences.

Helen Pepper-Smith from Pepper Productions

What happens when a fortysomething single woman rediscovers her childhood crush on an 80s pop icon? A liberation from pissed off boredom and an awakening of sexual fantasies. Humorous, fierce and sometimes sad.

Apocalypse Cow
The Stevenage Lytton Youth Theatre Thursday Group

The Cowperation and The Human League are at war in a bid to rule the planet. A crack team of idiots set out to save the human race. It's not Rogue One with cows...

Armour: A Herstory of the Scottish Bard
Fearless Players

After the death of Robert Burns, his widow Jean Armour and mistress Nancy Maclehose, finally meet. Using Burns' music, interwoven with original composition, Armour gives a voice to the women behind the bard.

Split Note Theatre

Artificial intelligence now plays an integral role in everybody’s lives. Self-isolating robotic therapist Dom knows this as well as anyone. However, he is given a chance to break the cycle of his loneliness when he meets someone extraordinary.

As It Happened (Contemporaneous Notes)

Five writers have worked together since 1st January 2018, writing a new scene each week in response to the week’s news. These responses are now staged in dialogue, asking urgent questions of society in 2018.

Avenue Q – School Edition
American High School Theatre Festival

Recent college grad Princeton moves into a shabby New York apartment on Avenue Q. Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life.

Babes Against Bullshit
Camille Bell and Dona Adwera in association with yt2 Theatre

Women have claimed intellectual and economic power for themselves, culture has simply found new ways to make us inferior. A patchwork of stories tackling the identity and experiences of young women.

The Bacchanals
Mikra Theatricals

Mikra Theatricals invite you to draw back the curtain and take a peek backstage into a world of paranoia, madness and drama. The Bacchanals is a dark comedy exploring the gender politics of theatre, inspired by Euripides's Bacchae.

Bad Dog
University of York DramaSoc

Grace comes home to find a crime scene in her living room. Her sister, Eve, has killed their neighbour's dog. As they try to clean the room together, secrets from their past can't stay secret any longer.

Banana Boys

Sports and sex. Cam and Cal have been best friends since jumping off a cliff at the age of eight. But when sex and hormones infiltrate the boys' football team the boys begin to struggle with their sexuality.

Banging and Screwing
Leggy Blonde Productions

Does size really matter? Have a problem with your wood? Banging and Screwing solves it all! Follow the instructions as we join Lee and Gary competing to be the alpha male through storytelling, humour and music.

Bark and B
Bark and B

Bark is a tree. B is a naked cotton lady. They need to perform a whole show to inherit their theatre. Will it go to plan? Not if the spooky janitor has anything to do with it!

Beaker's Place
Only Lucky Dogs

Beaker is the lonely owner of an illegal body disposal service. On the brink of suicide, he receives one final urgent delivery. Anxious to complete his own "departure", Beaker is shocked when the bag begins to move...

Beauty and the Beast
Flying High Young Company

Join us on this wonderful well-known tale of greed and humility with original music and songs from a vibrant, talented young company who brought you sell-out shows for Aladdin in 2017. ★★★★ (ThreeWeeks). ★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com).

Afterthought Theatre

Six best friends. One devastating secret between the cracks. How do they keep it from surfacing in a world where men can't lie?

A Beginner's Guide to Populism

Getting power is easy. Find out what the public care about and make their cause your own. Scare them senseless and you’re home and dry. Just make sure they don’t believe you. ★★★★ (LondonTheatre1.com).

Belly Dance: A True Story
Helwa Belly Dance Company

A captivating show suitable for all, encompassing a variety of dance styles, colourful costumes and entertaining narrative. From Luxor to Alexandria. From the glamorous cabaret to the streets of Cairo – and much more!

Best of Broadway
American Performing Arts International

After sold-out performances and rave reviews at Fringe 2017, we're excited to return with this revue of Broadway hits! Join us as we bring the best of Broadway to the Fringe. A show not to be missed!

Best of Broadway Ballads
American Performing Arts International

Cam Cahoon sings your favorite Broadway hits! Big Broadway ballads you know and love from this amazing tenor! ‘Superb delivery from Cam Cahoon who would later sing a faultless Bring Him Home from Les Miserables' (BroadwayBaby.com).

Best of Movie Musicals
American Performing Arts International

A great way to start off the day for those of us who love musicals! We’ll highlight the very best songs from the big screen. This revue has something for everyone and is sure to please.

Best of the West End
American Performing Arts International

Sold-out and five-star reviews Fringe 2016 and 2017. Featuring world-class voices and breathtaking harmonies, these professional performers showcase the very best songs from the West End. If you love musicals, you'll love this show!

The Best Play Ever
Delicious Theatre

Deep in the heart of a medieval dungeon, two strangers dwell... Delicious Theatre are back with their five-star 2017 show to leave you rolling in the aisles and gasping for some pie.

The Big Lie
Kungälv Sverige and Shaniaz Hama Ali

How far would you go to make it? A former child refugee, an Iraqi Kurd, Shaniaz grafted her way through law school to work as an associate and her big break is to support an arms deal for a major client. Enter the world of toxic deals, military massacres and selling cigarettes to children in this brutally honest, darkly humorous look at the dirty business of one of the world’s top law firms. Shaniaz Hama Ali's semi-autobiographical play, The Big Lie mixes the personal with the political, forcing us to ask questions about class, race and war.

Big Trouble in Little Monkey's Daycare
Newcastle University Theatre Society (NUTS)

Tommy is four-and-a-quarter years old, and a hard-boiled private investigator. With his partner Bobby, he sets out to uncover a plot that seems to go to the top of the playground.

Billy Joel: Piano Man Live!
Electric Wolf Productions

The best of the dynamic songbook of the legendary Billy Joel in under an hour. This loud, energetic five-piece band pay tribute to the iconic stadium sound of the original Piano Man.

Bitches in the Ford KA
Cold Dinner Theatre

This devised comedy will take you back to the best and worst parts of your teens. So steal a bottle from your parent’s cabinet and jump in, there’s a seat with your name on it!

Blaze Your Trail
American Performing Arts International

Universal Academy Charter School proudly presents this riveting hit new musical! Told through drama, music and dance, we tell the story of students blazing a trail to reach their dreams. This production will leave you spellbound!

Blind Mirth
Blind Mirth

Blind Mirth are St Andrews’ first, best and only improvised comedy troupe. With their particular brand of witty eccentricity, ‘this is improvisation at its best’ (BroadwayBaby.com). Sit back, relax, and enjoy ‘brilliantly random’ (EdFringeReview.com) improv.

Bluebelles Present: Girl Put Your Records On
The Bluebelles

The five-star a cappella sensations present a girls' night in! We invite you to a sleepover like no other: music ranging from classic jazz to modern hits, keeping your toes tapping all night!

Blueswater Presents: Blues!
The Blueswater

One hundred years of blues, 60 minutes to play it. A 12-piece band tells the story of the genre, with an all-new set of songs. 2012 Spirit of the Fringe Award Winner. ★★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com). ★★★★★ (ThreeWeeks).

Blueswater Presents: Good Morning, Billie!
Cat Loud and Sarenne Wallbridge

Cat Loud and Sarenne Wallbridge present Billie Holiday’s light and dark sides in an intimate celebration of her work. Praise for Cat Loud: 'Stunning!' (Graham Norton). ★★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com). ★★★★★ (WestEndWilma.com).

Blueswater Presents: Logan's Close
Logan's Close

Edinburgh four-piece Logan's Close blend traditional British blues influences with forward thinking ideas to create a truly unique sound. Endless energy, clever harmonies, utterly infectious. 'Brilliant band... one to watch' (Janice Forsyth, BBC Radio Scotland).

Blueswater Presents: Queens of the Blues
The Blueswater

Led by acclaimed vocalist Nicole Smit, Queens of the Blues presents a musical celebration of the women who have shaped blues and popular music as we know it. ★★★★★ (TheWeeReview.com). ★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com).

Blueswater Presents: The Big Blues Showcase
Felipe Schrieberg

Every singer and member of our Blueswater Presents family, featuring 20 musicians, will be playing in a raucous showcase that presents the best blues music the Fringe has to offer. 2016 Fringe sell-out.

Blueswater Presents: The Roots of the Blues
Toby Mottershead and The Blueswater

Edinburgh bluesman Toby Mottershead presents an intimate acoustic exploration of blues, revealing how early guitarists inspired each other. 'Toby Mottershead is a commanding presence on stage' (Daily Record). ★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com). ★★★★ (Scotsman).

Bob the Russian
Naughty Corner Productions

Multi award-winning NCP's sixth show. The World Cup, Russia, 2018. There's hooligans, there's riots on the streets, there's police... there's Bob... and Bob has a plan. Outrageous comedy from the creators of Not The Horse. ★★★★ (ThreeWeeks).

Bottled Up
Colleen Cameron

Jeanie hoards plastic bottles. No one’s perfect. Her baby’s stopped crying. Peace. Fancy a cuppa? This captivating, funny and sobering play explores eco-anxiety, our dependency on plastics and considers the irony of living in a world of plenty.

Brain Rinse
Mike Raffone

Award-nominated Brain Rinse is a bizarre, madcap, interactive sketch show starring you, the audience. War, suicide, Beethoven, sex therapy and more. Discover your inner ninja! Have a party! 'A fantastic presence on stage' (Stephanie Billen).

Christopher Wollaton

Brawn is a portal into the world of a young man named Ryan. A world consumed by image and obsession, where self-worth is measured in muscle mass and where self-improvement becomes self-destruction.

Breathing Corpses
Split Brick Theatre and New Celts Productions

A body in a hotel room. A woman in a box. A girl in a bush. We always hear the victim's story. But what about the people who found the bodies? What does death reveal about life?

Breathing Corpses

Amy has found a body in a hotel room. There’s a funny smell coming from Jim’s storage units. Kate's furious after spending all day with the police. There's no going back after what they've seen.

Brenda's Got a Baby
Bloomin' Buds Theatre Company

Brenda is 16 and pregnant, Amy is the first in her family to go to university. What could possibly go wrong? This brand-new verbatim play explores the struggles that young, working class women face.

The Bristol Suspensions present: Love Aca-tually
The Bristol Suspensions

Roses are red, violets are blue, The Bristol Suspensions have a show to do, but what happens when Cupid shoots his arrow into the rehearsal room?

Bulgarians, Buggery, Brokeback and Beyond
Geoffrey Brown

Tormented souls, evil villains, cliched employees, best friends and invisible men – enjoy a humorous look at the evolution (or not) of gay male characters on stage and screen in the past 100 years.

By Process of Illumination

A cappella brilliance returns to Edinburgh. Electrifying old classics with fresh beats and showcasing their unique style as seen on Sky One, Illuminations present a show that takes you backstage in the a cappella world.

Cadenza: Cambridge University's Premier A Cappella Group

Cadenza is Cambridge University's premier a cappella group. This multi award-winning group is famed for its beautiful arrangements, striking choreography, unique sense of humour and jaw-dropping mashups.

Bread and Butter Productions

Fatherhood. A fatal canoe accident. 'Who are we now, we don't have kids?' Directed by Struan Leslie, creator of Edinburgh Hogmanay '18 Street Party, founding Head of Movement, RSC. ★★★★★ (ScotsGay.co.uk, for Sunny Runny Runcorn). 'Highly recommended' (FringeReview.co.uk).

The Carole King Story
Night Owl Shows

After a sell out run in 2017, this uplifting show returns to take you on a journey through Carole’s career and music. Featuring I Feel the Earth Move, Natural Woman, You've Got a Friend and more.

Casanova Dreaming
Arbery Productions

Asleep in bed with his first true love, 19-year-old Giacomo Casanova is visited by an old man who shows him his future – but is what he sees a promise or a warning?

Raw Alchemy Theatre Company

When words are power, the influence of “friends” online can make such a difference to the choices we make. When you can’t see who’s on the other end of the screen, can you really trust who you’re talking to?

Chimes at Midnight
The Classic Rollercoaster Company

A distinguished company breathes life into the lusty age of Falstaff, including Sir John's audacious revels with Prince Hal, his preoccupation with the merits of sherry sack, and memoirs all of the very merry age of England.

A Chinese Bestiary
Creative Me Children's Theatre

A little boy dives into a wondrous fantasy world through the inspiring stories of an old Chinese mystery book – Shan Hai Jing – which makes him a strong person.

Choking to Death on a Currant Bun
Mr Brown Presents

A mind-bending dark comedy cracking open the naughty secrets and private dreams that most of us would want to keep hidden. Expect romance, knitting and lots of flour...

Close Harmony Comes Alive!
Hampton Avenue

Canadian-based a cappella, close-harmony jazz quartet Hampton Avenue dazzles with their unique timbre, impeccable musicianship and jazz chops to boot. From fresh originals to cool standards, they're proud to be part of Sing! Edinburgh. www.hamptonavenue.com

Clowntown: I Can Do Anything, the Funtastic Show by Sphere Clown Band
Sphere Clown Band

'Big hit!' (STV). 'Five stars! Well crafted infectious fun!' (FringeReview.ca). Sing, dance, laugh with Patty and Dandy’s award-winning Canadian clownband. Slapstick, magic, instruments, puppets, catchy tunes. Gold record.

The Cutlery Crew

A six-foot woman and a sex doll take on femininity. A physical romp into embracing bigness. Live soundscape, a big call to confidence. What if we maximised a woman instead of shrinking her? It's time to get big!

North London Collegiate School

Set in a not-so-distant world where individuality is condemned and where life is constantly broadcast, this new play will explore our strange desire to constantly display ourselves and where success is measured through our perpetual presence on social media.

Congratulations You B@$T@*D!
Ghosted Ink

Ghosted Ink presents Congratulations You B@$TA*D!, a comedy that looks at artistic integrity, what we all really want out of life and how sometimes, no matter what the excuse, we'll try and get completely sh*t faced.

Warwick Rep Theatre Company

Set the night before Project Upgrade is rolled out across the globe, the AI Alice confronts the consequences of her existence and threatens to dismantle the very system she was born to uphold.

St.Petersburg State A.A. Bryantsev Youth Theatre, Russian Federation

Staging of Mike Bartlett's Contractions by St Petersburg A.A. Bryantsev Youth Theatre. This ink-black satire features a series of short interviews between the HR manager of a multinational company and a young woman working in the sales division.

A Country Way of Life
Jonathan Brick

Fifty minutes of country music from Jonny Brick, songwriter and broadcaster, who wants to tell you through song about his love of all forms of country. Expect laughs, tears, songs and stories.


Warden is determined to fight to get her addict son Ryan the treatment that he needs, before it’s too late. But can nurse Clive help guide him to sobriety, or will Ryan’s past and toxic friendship dictate his future?


Deeply tender and sensuous, Sarah Kane’s Crave is set in an unnamed city from which voices and images spring. The play charts the disintegration of human minds under the pressures of love, loss and desire.

Cream Tea and Incest
Benjamin Alborough

Romance! Adventure! Murder! Aristocrat Eddie Spangler and valet Jeffrey must learn the meaning of these words and more in this new anarchic comedy set in Edwardian England. ★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com). 'Highly recommended show' (FringeReview.co.uk).

Creative Project: The Importance of Place – Collaging Workshop for Creatives
Wendy Kaiser and Marna Hauk, PhD

Workshop: exploring your place relationships, connecting with circles of support, and your artistic inspiration from your individual sense of home, in a collaging workshop. Free.

The Crucible
American High School Theatre Festival

The Crucible – 1692, the 1950s, 2018... the more things change, the more they stay the same. John Proctor is thrust into one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history, the Salem Witch Trials.

Cry God for Harry, England and St George!
Mulberry Theatre Company

As a group of young women from East London rehearse one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays, they discover what leadership truly means. Fringe First winners Mulberry Theatre Company return to Edinburgh.

Curio (A Cabinet of Curiosities)
Penn Theatre Ensemble

Curio follows a researcher’s obsession with conjoined twins Millie-Christine McKoy: 19th-century slaves and freak-show celebrities. Visiting lectures, musical sideshows and American TV, Danielle Bainbridge’s play explores nostalgia for a past that makes us sick.

A Dangerous Woman
Flying Fox

Finding her perfect, childhood-sweetheart marriage descending into a mixture of apathy, rage and enforced dependency, the reality of losing everything is presented to Monica Sims in a starkness she’d much rather not see. However, when a random involuntary act takes her by surprise, she discovers a completely unexpected, undreamed of career change making her a dangerous woman in an outrageous bid for freedom.
A Dangerous Woman is funny, surprising, poignant, touching and disturbing.

Danny O'Hare: I Feel Fuzzy
(Required Field) Productions

Music. Comedy. Crisis. Lounge-singing puppet Danny O’Hare and his lovely backup singers whisk you through a madcap, tune-filled search for the meaning of life. A puppet show for grown-ups.

The Dark Philosophers
Italia Conti Ensemble 2018

A great, big, sad, beautiful joke. The stories of Gwyn Thomas' 1930s Rhondda Valley are told with music, wild humour and joyous humanity. Expect punch-ups, murderous plots, sex and something lurking in the cabbage patch!

Queen Mary Theatre Company

Imagine knowing when you're going to die, exactly when you're going to die. It would make you live your life to the fullest, right? Enter a world where at 16 you find out your date. A date that determines the rest of your future, a date you can't escape from

Dear Lucy...
Flying High Theatre Company

In 1918, the letters stopped and Lucy had to face the future having lost her fiancé and brother in the last weeks of the war. This true story suggests the effect this trauma had on her life.

Death is the New Porn
Blazing Hyena Theatre Company

Three Edinburgh vigilantes crave the thrill of murder to avenge victims of brutal crimes. Cracks begin to show, dividing them and audiences alike. Can two wrongs make a right? Meet Edinburgh. Meet the gang.

Death, Dating and I Do
Paige Jennifer Barr

Wow, Paige's life has changed. Cancer killed her husband, she had her first one-night stand and now she's marrying a British accountant. When life gives you lemons, screw it, learn the ukulele.

Departure Date
Venture Wolf

Finally a date with the girl of his dreams but with only one day left to live, a drunken friend and an aggressive prostitute, what could possibly go wrong?!

Despite Everything, Price Still Includes Biscuits
Naomi Paul

Satirical, poignant and funny four-star show with original songs, stories and biscuits. ‘Terrific deadpan delivery of material... topical and relevant. Audiences loved it!' (Alexa Kelly, Pulse Ensemble Theatre). ★★★★ (BritishTheatreGuide.info, 2015). ★★★★ (Edinburgh49.org, 2016).

Dib Dib Dead
Gordon Craig Theatre Senior Drama Academy

A new comedy drama. Lost in Scotland, a group of scouts take refuge in a deserted farmhouse. The night leads to personal issues and conflicts within the group. Then one of them dies.

Dick Barton: The Tango of Terror
The Television Workshop Salford

Evil foreigners are at large, British Dick and his trusty working-class sidekicks face a ticking time bomb to foil a ruthless Latin love thug’s plot before he steals every pearl necklace in London.

Dining Al Desko
The Immediate Theatre Project and Tightrope Productions

Prepare for a nine-to-five like no other, in this ‘hysterical’ and ‘biting satire’ (Sunday Times), set amongst the red tape and ruthless rivalry of an open-plan office and told through three darkly hilarious workplace monologues.

The Dip
Milk and Blood

'How about we go back to mine and baba ganoush?' As Al struggles to express his feelings for his mate Nic, the drugs take hold. A stoner comedy about a young man’s technicolour trip of homosexual awakening.

DNA – Alexandra David-Néel
La compagnie des Saïs

DNA takes us to the heart of her initiatory journey! In a crazy race where she subtly knits particle science, personal experiences and secrets of Tibetan Buddhism, the spectator becomes an accomplice in a troubling questioning.

Do It Now: Manual Override
Serious Play Theatre Ensemble

Danger! Trusted systems are corrupted and broken. Time for Manual Override. Join John Sheldon with his red Stratocaster, Tony Vacca on percussion and Paul Richmond with spoken word. Topics from the mundane to the political.

Room 29 Theatre

Award-winning company Room 29 Theatre returns to the Fringe with this hauntingly beautiful musical. Written by Peter Duchan and with music from Pasek and Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, The Greatest Showman) this is a show not to be missed!

LipZinc Theatre

Rural Ireland – rich in culture, teeming with prejudice. Following the death of a close friend, and his parents’ growing apathy, Joe longs for a new purpose. Farm life won't suffice anymore as he delves into an addictive disguise.

The Dolly Parton Story
Night Owl Shows

Journey with Dolly from her humble beginnings in the Smokey Mountains to her arrival as Queen of Country. Featuring passionate renditions of Jolene, 9 to 5, Islands in the Stream, Here You Come Again and more.

Dragtime Presents: Things Live!

Things Live! A variety cabaret of Dragtime's most unusual and magical Drag performances yet. Drag Kings, Queens and Inbetweens gather for an evening of singing, dancing, lip-syncing and oddity!

Duck Gutters

A twisted satire swirling around the greed and vanity that haunts the high class art world. A story set amongst priceless paintings, Oswald and his family learn what priceless art can really cost.

Dulce et Decorum Est: The Unknown Soldiers
Polymorph Theatre with Jan van der Black and Penny Gkritzapi

Tommy lost everything at the Somme in 1916. In 1941 he meets Ellen in an air raid shelter. Tommy's past and Ellen's present collide. Two strangers, two World Wars, one connection in hope.

The Edge of You
Off Kilter

A celebration and a mourning, this is an intimate story about relationships and the gaps between what we think and what we say brought to you by Off Kilter (recipients of the 2017 Bruce Millar Award).

EH16: Pyre
Nevermore Theatre

Edinburgh's dark history is plagued with horror within its own walls. EH16: Pyre takes a look at the lives of three woman who suffered at the hands of Edinburgh's darkest moments in history.

Parker and Snell Youth Company

Eight captivating monologues offer a group portrait of diverse characters from high-class hookers to 7/7 survivors. These monologues paint a revelatory picture of Britain as it is today. Eight opened to rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2008.

Eliza's Big Adventure!
Tales and Trails

Come and join Eliza on her adventure as she dances with monkeys, makes friends underwater and has a strange encounter with some aliens! An interactive show filled with singing, dancing and giggles for everyone!

David William Hughes

Tobias Bacon died of love in 1618. Join him on the 400th anniversary of his death as he finds out how, in this one-man musical comedy featuring genuine Elizabethan songs. 'Hughes was perfect' (TimesOfIsrael.com).

Elsa Jean McTaggart: Hebridean Fire
Elsa Jean McTaggart

Five-star reviewed and ThreeWeeks Editors' Award-winner Elsa Jean McTaggart returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2018 to launch her original and well-known Scottish folk music show, Hebridean Fire with her sister. www.elsa-jean-mctaggart.com.

Elsa Jean McTaggart: Sing, Strings and New Things
Elsa Jean McTaggart

Take songs that stop conversations, a voice that could stop wars and a fiddle that stops at nothing, and you have the icon Elsa McTaggart. Returning after a successful run last year.

The Elvis Presley Story
Night Owl Shows

Travel with the boy from Tupelo through his early career to his crowning as The King. Featuring energetic renditions of That’s All Right Mamma, Hound Dog, Jailhouse Rock, Heartbreak Hotel, Love Me Tender and many more.

The Emancipation of Resonance

Aurigami – The Emancipation of Resonance. Synchronicity flies between two highly accomplished multi-instrumentalists, folding sound into fascinating shapes and textures using acoustic analogue and digital sources. Every performance is a premiere.

Talon Theatre

A physicist on the brink of being able to explain the mysteries of the universe still can’t figure out his unpredictable girlfriend. Can love be understood through quantum mechanics? This unique play is funny, sad and gets you thinking.

For Goodness Sake! Productions

A must see hilarious and deeply moving one-woman show from Belfast! In one moment a woman’s jaded world is turned upside down and the dying embers of her spirit are reignited... forever!
"Clever,thought provoking,superbly acted. A must see!"

Ben Lowry The Newsletter

Eric Davidson – Words of a Blether
Eric Davidson

One of Scotland's finest comedy performers returns to Edinburgh with his most powerful, fast-paced poetry and parody show to date. Fasten your seatbelts! 'Eric Davidson commands attention' (Edinburgh Evening News).

The EU Inspector
Acting Coach Scotland

The arrival of an undercover inspector sends officials of a new EU country into a spin. Panic ensues as they frenziedly cover up their double-dealing and ineptitude in this witty and fast-paced version of Gogol’s satirical masterpiece.

Grapple Theatre

In this adaptation by Sarah Ruhl of this mournful legend, we see Eurydice’s descent into the jaws of death. What she finds there, and what she learns about love, loss and memory, is the subject of this tender-hearted comedy.

Eva Cassidy: The Story
Elsa Jean McTaggart

A portrayal of the life of Eva Cassidy through video, voice and song. Elsa Jean McTaggart returns with a tribute to her all-time favorite artist, with voice and guitar she brings alive Eva Cassidy's essence.

JAM Productions

The police just took Jamal away and what's left is a shell-shocked class. Who knew Jamal? What did he do? What will happen next? A play about fear, friendship and the creeping polarisation of our society.

The Fabulous TT
The Fabulous TT

Compared by many to Dudley Moore and Victoria Wood, The Fabulous TT will captivate you with true stories about her life with Robert Burns, David Gest, Michael Jackson and her ambition to become the next Bond Girl!

Face 2 Face
Two Stones One Bird

Technology is becoming a greater force within our society; everyday we are becoming more dependent on it. But no matter how much you rely on technology, you cannot dispute the true power of human connection. www.twostonesonebird.co.uk

Fagin and the Star City Rebels
Theatre of the Wild, Beautiful and Damned

Fagin and the Star City Rebels welcome you to the stargate, a portal to strange and mysterious worlds. Come meet the good, the bad, the twisted, and the downright dangerous.

A Fair Tale About a Fairy Trade
Human Rongs

A new adaptation of the family favourite Cinderella, shining a light on human trafficking. Is the impossible possible? Will Prince Charming waltz Cinderella out of this one? Happily ever after isn't the end.

Fan Girl
Nerd2 Productions

A one-woman comic-drama by Eddie Coleman about Geraldine (Karen Whyte), a lonely young woman living with her invalid mother who attends her first fan event of the US hit show, Zenobia; the one bright light in her life.

Digital Drama

Washington State, 1910. "Doctor" Linda Hazzard opens her sanatorium to the public. The public do not always survive… Fast is a dark psychological drama questioning how far you would go to find the perfect cure.

Feet of the Angels
International Collegiate Theatre Festival presents Bishop's University Drama Dept,

Feet of the Angels: what happens when a child is chosen as the special one? Evelyne de la Chenelière’s moving play tells the story of Marie, the family genius, who becomes obsessed with angels.

Skin & Bone Theatre

Irvine Welsh and Harry Gibson's relentless one-man show returns. Warning: this performance contains sleaze, power and the abuse of just about everything. And a tapeworm. Same rules apply. 'Genius' ★★★★★ (LondonPubTheatres.com). 'Addictive' ★★★★★ (DarkReaders.com). 'Tour-de-force' ★★★★ (LondonTheatre1.com).

First Dates
Shazam Theatre Company

Come and join the members of the First Dates dating agency on their journey into the world of love. There are highs, lows and many, many secrets in this hilarious new piece of theatre. Is love all around?

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress
By Alan Ball, Gold Thread Productions

‘I think it’s high time women let themselves just be women for a change.’ 1993. Tennessee. Five reluctant bridesmaids hiding in the bride’s bedroom share tragedy, love and laughter and ultimately find unexpected friendship.

Laughing Mirror

Ashley Lancaster is 303rd on London’s Most Wanted, having previously been caught trying to take the column from underneath Nelson. Desperate to be first, his natural next step is stealing the Mona Lisa… What could possibly go wrong?

Bullet Theatre

'Raw. Sexy. Salacious' ★★★★★ (Epigram.org.uk). Bristol-based company Bullet Theatre boldly and unashamedly explore the experience of being female, combining unique choreography with Anna Jordan's poetic writing. This amateur production is brought to you by arrangement with Nick Hern books.

The Fresh Prince of Healthcare
Malignant Humours

After seven years of sell-out shows, St George’s Medics’ Revue return with a prescription for the Malignant Humours and their fast-paced, medically-based, comedy sketch show that will leave you in stitches!

From One Heart to Another
The Theatre Shed

From One Heart to Another illustrates the childhood lessons we remember when challenged to question how we see life. The Theatre Shed explores end of life and organ donation in an inclusive and inspiring way.

From the Mississippi Delta
International Collegiate Theatre Festival presents Florida A&M University Essential Theatre

This touching and often humorous autobiographical account of a young girl's journey from the lowly back roads of the segregated south to the lofty ivory halls of academia is proof that some spirits cannot be broken.

From Today Everything Changes
The Orange Works

Before Chris’s wife died she made him promise to be himself. But accepting he’s gay is only the beginning. A tender, humorous and honest look at older men coming out.

A Gallant Life
Not Cricket Productions

Motor-racing champion, suffragette, ambulance driver, and decorated war veteran, Muriel Thompson consistently broke new ground. A true and heart-warming new musical about what happens when a woman defies expectations and takes matters into her own hands.

Seeing Other People Productions

Hal's life is looking up. He was just cast in a new play with a well-known director, a friendly co-star and a hot gay playwright. Only one problem, they all think he's straight. Can he keep up the ruse?

Gender of Attraction
International Collegiate Theatre Festival presents Hostos Repertory Company

When Azul meets straight Mitch, the attraction is undeniable. Romance blooms, but Mitch doesn’t understand queer people and Azul has serious doubts and fears. Throw in the gossip from friends and things get complicated.

Get Silly With Willy – The Cannelloni Experience
Willy Cannelloni

Get silly with Willy and his many alter egos, as they take you on an unforgettable, mind-bending visionquest – an evening of trance-inducing stories, songs, raps and monologues based on your suggestions.

Girl World

Pop-tastic, sex-mad battleground with no escape. Set in a hellacious no man's land with live band, dance and violence. 'Whirlwind of naivety, innuendo and fully-blown expletives... has its audience splitting at the seams' (AYoungerTheatre.com). From producers of Pussy.

The Girls from Oz - Because, Because, Because, Because, Because...
The Girls From Oz

Sassy and armed with killer harmonies, these Sheilas put on one helluva show! With a unique three-part harmony spin on Aussie songs, all cabaret should be this fun!

Girls Like That
Raiser Theatre

A naked photo goes viral. Smartphones spread rumours like wildfire. Unity is shattered. But why isn't it the same for the boys? Sell-out company Raiser Theatre presents this explosive play about gender and the digital generation.

Glasgow '14
Nags Head Productions

Glasgow, Christmas 2014: The Queen Street truck accident that, in just 19 seconds, killed six people and devastated a city. Sally Lewis’s powerful and evocative new play asks the question: after your life changes forever, what next? www.nagsheadproductions.co.uk.

The Golden Path
Vanessa Hammick for Croydon Cycle Theatre

The Golden Path is about trying to do the right thing – personally and politically. If the road to hell is paved with good intentions, how do you know your efforts are leading you the right way?

Good Grief
Potato Face Productions

Good grief is full of sarcasm, laughter and the occasional tear as we try to show that there is no "correct" thing to say to someone who is grieving, based on the experiences of one of the cast.

Good Things Come to Those Who
Östgöta Nation Teater

Good Things Come to Those Who explores our generation's relationship with work, debt, big data, surveillance and public/private space: when everything you have can be an asset, what is left just for yourself?

Good Vibes Only
Laughing Mirror

Welcome to Good Vibes Only, Gloucester’s sex toy superstore! Meet the regulars/irregulars that thrust open our doors. You may laugh, cry or produce a British chuckle. Either way, it's so good you'll want to come twice...

Goodbye Rosetta
Hungry Wolf VYT

Goodbye Rosetta is a fast-paced and warm-hearted tale of a group of teens coming of age. After the ground gives way beneath her, Mo is forced to navigate her reality, finding her way with help from the stars.

Bloody Livid Theatre Company

A bold and outrageous comedy about the adventures and mishaps of a devious priest. After his tricks result in the destruction of his village, he seeks shelter with a naive young religious couple.

Grace Notes
NM Productions

Meet Grace Miller. Gobby, brash, a talented pianist and convicted killer. Just out of prison, she is determined to get her broken life back together. Powerful one-woman show. Written and performed by Becky Williams.

The Gravel Road Show and the Cult of True Womanhood
The Gravel Road Show

Direct from the USA, the infamous Gravel Road Show presents The Cult of True Womanhood in a world-premiere cabaret that dismantles domesticity. They are not afraid to fail.

The Great Song Cycle, Song Cycle
Joanna Wallfisch

A musical memoir about one woman's solo bicycle/music tour 1,254 miles down the west coast of the USA. 'With childlike certainty Joanna is an earth goddess singing her story' (CultureLifeFoodQuest.wordpress.com). 'Sublime and unique' (Telegraph).

Time & Again Theatre Company

In 1941 the residents of Shuttlefield prepare to learn lines, gossip and indulge in some seriously bad acting as they rehearse an unforgettable performance of Henry V. A taste of Shakespeare, a touch of comedy and true vintage flair.

Grimm Tales
Crook and Ivy

Carol Ann Duffy's lyrical and heart-warming adaptations of classic tales, brought magically to life by a vibrantly talented young all-female cast. With music and dance, pathos and pandemonium: a show for young hearts and old souls.

The Grimm Truth
B-Rack Theatre Company

The Grimm Tales are wildly reimagined in this exciting retelling using themes from modern Britain. From child sexual exploitation to mental health and everything in between, these are fairytales for the new age.

Sharon Byrne Theatre Company

Gutted – a black comedy about the tribulations of young Irish women working in a fish factory in 1980s Dublin. An energetic three-hander of emotion and the struggles of women dealing with issues of the then and now.

Hansel and Gretel
KES Theatre

Kneehigh Theatre's adaptation by Carl Grose abridged by KES Theatre. Famine, talking rabbits and dead chickens: the tale as you've never seen before. All-singing, all-dancing, completely insane and more fun than you could shake a ferret at.

G64 Theatre

Does my happy match your happy? Where do we find it? Can we share it, fake it, keep it? Devised by the company and scripted by award-winning playwright Martin Murphy, Happimess explores and questions the essence of happiness.

Happy Lucky Golden Tofu Panda Dragon Good Time Fun Fun Show
Comedy by Kate Rigg Music by Slanty Eyed Mama

Killer comedy, electric violin, political sketches, spoken word and epic Hello Kitty puns from AmerAsian duo Slanty Eyed Mama. 'Bracingly funny' (Huffington Post). 'Hilarious and sharply pointed' (Boston Globe).

Here Be Improv

Join the knightly improvised quest for shenanigans and hilarity. A medieval adventure for all ages – young, old, and Middle.

Hillary's Kitchen
The Cambridge Road Players

Hillary Clinton and other influential women from history sit around her kitchen table in the days following the 2016 presidential election result, drowning their sorrows in chardonnay and trying to work out where it all went wrong.

The Hollywood Effect
Mermaids: The University of St Andrews Performing Arts Fund

Movies present a version of "normal" life we think we ought to conform to. They gloss over life, giving us an ideal we believe attainable. Realise this "normal" and "ideal" life are jargon, we are free.

Horny Coo in a Tutu
The Fabulous TT and Lossie Elite Dance Company (LED)

So Mhairi Moo the Coo Coo
Wants to be in a show,
As a dancer in a TuTu,
So to London she must go.

To be in an audition,
That will finally seal her fate,
And take her away from the highlands,
Where she can’t go past the gate!

Horror Show
Harold and Arthur's Horror Show

Werewolves... Bigfoot... Child sex rings... UFOs... Nazis... Missing people... Eight-foot owls and the CIA. A darkly immersive comic horror, combining true crime, conspiracy theory and existential dread... With special guest David Paulides! 'Dark and brooding... Hauntingly energetic' (BBC).

How I Brought Peace to the Middle East: A Tragicomedy
Actor's Collaborative Theatre of New England

Award-winning true story of David Kaye's attempt to bring peace to the Middle East. Moving his family to Israel for six months puts this man's optimism to the ultimate test.

How to Do Acting (Properly)
Zoe Cunningham

This curious interactive lecture given by actress and software business advisor Zoe Cunningham offers some great advice and practical tips for anyone who wants to do acting (properly).

The Hummingbirds A Cappella: Voices
The Hummingbirds in association with Mermaids

An anthology of contemporary a cappella, choral singing and folk songs come together as The Hummingbirds showcase the incredible variety of ways that music weaves into our souls and hearts as told through our voices.

I Can't Do This
Lewis Goody

A glimpse into the mind of a 29-year-old boy/man. The making of an Edinburgh show from the POV of a terrified performer. With music, fear, dance, fear, comedy, fear, terror and fear. Exploring the theme: fear.

The I Hate Children Children's Show
Unusual Productions

Fun, magic, music and danger collide in the award-winning show that's fun for kids and also people. Every child is invited to help with the magic on stage. Plus Champagne for mums.

I Love You Mum... I Promise I Won't Die!
LTA Ensemble

The talented LTA ensemble perform the Edinburgh premiere of Mark Wheeller’s heart-wrenching, verbatim masterpiece telling the real-life story of a 16-year old boy who died from an Ecstasy overdose.

I Love You... But
Closed Door Theatre

What is your idea of love? There's a very blurred line between a protective, loving relationship and one that's abusive. When there are no visible scars, just mental ones, how do you escape when you're trapped?

I'm Your Man – Letters of the World's Most Ambitious Job Applicant
Sam Broadley

This unbelievably ambitious, deluded, multiple job-applicant failure attempts to inspire his audiences to become the best they can be... Think Pope, Prime Minister, James Bond... and more!

I, Sniper
Acting Coach Scotland

With her country under attack from the Nazis, a teenage mother joins the Red Army, becomes one of the deadliest snipers and changes the course of history. Discover the story of Lyudmila Pavlichenko – an incredible hero.

The Imagicarium of Mr Dickens
Quids In Theatre Company

Love Dickens? Love magic? Imagine if you could sit in Fagin's den or share a rum with Bill Sykes while he mesmerises you with cards? At last you can.

The Importance of Being Earnest as Performed by Three F*cking Queens and a Duck
Out Cast Theatre

Return of the 2014 sell-out. Out Cast Theatre delivers a gleeful 50 minutes of breathtaking profanity as three talent-deprived queens attempt to stage Mr Wilde's classic.

Improv Mania
American High School Theatre Festival

Do you like to laugh? Do you enjoy improv? Come see Improv Mania, the interactive, improvisational experience. Don’t miss this hilarious, family-friendly hour complete with laughs, prizes, and audience participation!

The Watch This Improv Troupe

Improvabunga: the totally improvised movie mash-up. Featuring live musical accompaniment and buzzers that you can use to control the performers. There’ll be songs, there’ll be tears, there’ll be kisses (or slaps) and there'll be funny. ★★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com). ★★★★ (EdFringeReview.com).

In Their Footsteps
Infinite Variety Productions

Discover the untold stories of five American women who went to Vietnam during the war through a script created directly from oral histories with an evolving set, told through honest storytelling relevant to present day conversations.

In Your Own Sweet Way
Hoghead Theatre Company

Six teenage friends stuck in school over the weekend. What could go wrong? This comedy combines blissfully honest dialogue with themes of parental pressure and gender politics providing insight into the youth culture of today.

The Infamous Five Sketch Show
The Five Guys Revue

Publishers have released all the children's stories too filthy for the page! The Infamous Five Sketch Show brings classic fables face-to-face with the dark mundanity of Nottingham's suburbs. Come along to ruin your childhood retrospectively!

Wrong Tree Theatre

Invited by Lucifer to see his empire, a young lawyer journeys down into hell. But down there, she begins to question everything she believes. Can she save the souls she deems worthy? Or will Lucifer drag her down too.

Llamemadog Theatre Company

A stray hand on the knee, a slip? A meeting at the boss’s place, a set-up? A pledge on student tuition fees, for the bin? This play explores political, personal and sexual integrity. In a dramatic finale, you decide..!

The Interview
Imperial College Dramatics Society

In an interview waiting room, Alex grapples with the appearance of his subconscious as a walking, talking, sarcastic bundle of joy. While he waits, the conversation touches on drugs, religion and polygamy, all curiously relevant to Alex’s life.

Into the Blue
University of Gloucestershire

A play about women who take to the skies. Expect thrills, spills, and derring-do, lost cosmonauts, spitfire pilots and see record-breaking aviators Amelia Earhart and Amy Johnson leap into action.

Is That Right Aye?
Weegie Hink Ae That? and New Celts Productions

The Weegies are back! This time with a brand-new sketch show sure to be even bigger, even better and even more Glaswegian than their sold-out show Where Ye Fae? at last years’ Fringe.

It's a Dog's Brexit
Geoffrey Brown

EU exit day is just seven months after the Fringe. Will we be ready? Is the exit deal any good or are we looking at a complete dog's Brexit? Entertaining review of where we are now...

It's All My Mother's Fault!
Romina Puma

Romina Puma comes back darker than ever! A show about love and the lack of it. About selfishness as a last means of survival. 'Personal, funny and frank!' (Kate Copstick).

The James Taylor Story
Night Owl Shows

Also featuring the hits of Carly Simon, an incredible journey through the careers of the American folk legends. Fire and Rain, You’re So Vain, You’ve Got a Friend and more. 'Immaculate' ★★★★ (ThreeWeeks). 'Masterly' ★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com).

Jennifer Lack: Narratively Satisfying
Jennifer Lack

A true story about how to navigate grief in the modern world. When Jennifer was 12, her grandma died, and she had no-one to talk to about it. However what she did have was a library card. Join Jennifer as she unpicks her journey into madness (because let’s be honest, grief sends us all a little bit mad, doesn’t it?) and her struggle to recover, with help from the writers of her favourite books. It sounds like it’s a show about death, but it’s really a show about survival.

Joan Baez: A Tribute by Miss Irenie Rose
Miss Irenie Rose

With a voice often compared to hers, Miss Irenie Rose brings a sweet taste of early Joan Baez, one of the original giants of the folk world... Indulge in melodic nostalgia.

John Montgomery String Band
John Montgomery String Band

A one-hour, eight-night run of beautiful songs. Come and ignite your heart and soul. Folk, rock and americana lives here! Featuring their latest album Falkland Hill and more multi-instrumentalists will set your night on fire!

The Johnny Cash Story
Night Owl Shows

Journey with the Man in Black from the cotton fields, Arkansas to his undisputed seat in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Powerful renditions of Folsom Prison, Ring of Fire, Walk the Line and more.

The Joni Mitchell Story
Night Owl Shows

Critically acclaimed show returns, taking you on an emotive journey through the life of this folk pioneer. Both Sides Now, Circle Game, Big Yellow Taxi and more. 'Vocal virtuosity' ★★★★ (Southside Advertiser). 'Crystal clarity' ★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com).

Jumpers for Goalposts
Kite in the Storm Theatre and New Celts Productions

Sacked from the Lesbian Rovers for being too bossy, Viv has a mission: to make five-a-side LGBT football team, Barely Athletic, league winners – but can she do it? It’s blissfully funny and at times deeply affecting.

The Key, the Map and the Mysterious Quest
Hannah and Helen Performing Arts Beijing

One sunny afternoon David and Lucy were playing with their dog in the garden and suddenly a strange creature called a Rapadoodle appeared. Coco the Rapadoodle gave them a magical key.

Kids Play
Boys of the Empire Productions

Checklist. Pyjamas, teddy bear, money, pills, handcuffs. Text Marty. If I don't call by midnight, something bad's happened. From Boteproductions (Lord Dismiss Us, ★★★★★ (Scotsgay)) a strange story of what a lonely boy will do for love.

King John
American Performing Arts International

Direct from the USA, the defending National Shakespearean Acting Champions present Shakespeare’s history, King John. This heart-pounding experience keeps you on your toes, literally, as you join the characters in this thrilling trip to early thirteenth-century Britain.

The Ladies Loo Chronicles
Cows and Kisses Theatre Company / Mind out theatre

The Ladies Loo Chronicles is a fun, fabulous, female-powered performance. Join us, as we take you for a trip around the U-bend. Ever wondered what happens in the ladies loo?

The Laramie Project
Bedes Drama Department

Tectonic Theatre’s The Laramie Project is a masterpiece in verbatim, a chronicle of the 1998 real-life kidnap and murder of Matthew Shepard, a 21-year-old student from Wyoming. Using over 200 interviews, this play exposes this hate crime.

The Last Sesh
Ball Pit Theatre

Sitting on bean bags in their friend's bedroom, a group of lads attempt to plan their big summer holiday before they all leave for uni. Five mates. Two unwanted guests. One last sesh.

Elina Alminas

An immersive debut solo tragicomedy. Sex, lies and antidepressants. You're cordially invited to the failed wedding party; join the frenzied bride on a journey of debauched self-discovery and empowerment. 'Consummate and brilliant' ★★★★★ (TheOpenDoorSite.wordpress.com). ‘Powerful and sincere' ★★★★ (LondonTheatre1.com).

The Laurel and Hardy Story
Small Dog Productions

Laurel and Hardy – arguably the best comic duo ever. This two-man show celebrates their lives and career on and off screen, retelling their story from humble beginnings through songs and sketches.

Leave. To Remain (an Aristophanic Brexit Tale)
Found In Translation Theatre Company

Follow Dick's journey through an absurd post-Brexit alt-reality as he rejoins the EU all by himself. Based on Aristophanes' Acharnians, this brings the silliness and satire of ancient Greek comedy to contemporary Britain.

A Librarian
NKP Theatre Company

A naive librarian witnesses an incident that will change the rest of her life. ‘A rich and nuanced performance at the heart of this gripping play.’ (Paul Fowler: Guild of Drama Adjudicators chair). One week only.

Life and Death of a Near-Hero
Joe Palermo

"Nearly" comedy about my memories as a professional stripper and near-hero during London Bridge terror attack in 2016. I have been doing a lot of things and people always get it wrong.

Life on Venus
True Arrow

True Arrow presents a series of scenes which readjust the balance of male to female dialogue by putting women front and centre with a multi-rolling cast of four women and one man.

Like Drowning
Theatre Paradok

E and V are women, or so they think. But what is a woman anyway? Using artificial intelligence to generate characters, Like Drowning explores identity, abuse and the pervasive gender inequalities that still exist in today's society.

Lit aDrift

Overwhelmed, drifting aimlessly through existence, we follow different paths to find our place in the world. DanceSyndrome's inclusive company explores one man’s path as he uses light to guide himself to destinations of reflection and connection.

Little Shop of Horrors
Delicious Theatre

A fresh take on this retro dark comedy, Delicious Theatre’s sadistic and sassy plant Audrey II takes on drag queen form. Little Shop of Horrors is conventionally typified by a hyper-masculine Dentist and overtly-feminine Audrey. What happens when Little Shop becomes a phenomenal genderfuck?

Little Sparks
Fat Fox Productions

Baxter and Lisa: proud fire wardens of their little office. Heroes-in-waiting for the day their training will save the world! A frantic, romantic comedy by Paul Richards about things just going too far.

The Liverpool Revue
The Liverpool Revue

Liverpool's acclaimed sketch comedy show hurtles back to the Fringe for its fifth year of unmistakable whimsy and Merseyside wit.

Chevron Theatre

Young, sassy and supposed virgin, Queen Liz navigates her way through a Tudor labyrinth of undesirable suitors, pompous councillors, and tedious diplomacy. How will Liz save her nation when the buffoonish King Philip of Spain declares war?

Lonely TWOgether Beijing Version
Homo Ludens Ensemble

What would happen if Vanya lived in Beijing, and we, the contemporaries, lived in Popova’s Russian county? Devised from Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya and The Bear, Lonely TWOgether explores themes of love and loss from classical texts.

Lonely TWOgether Taipei Version
Homo Ludens Ensemble

Working with Taipei actors, Lonely TWOgether explores characters and events of Chekhov’s texts via improvisation and adaptation, and blends cultural elements for a vivid study of culture, humanity and how life plays its way on stage.

Lost Lore
Lost Tail Theatre

Rich storytelling, breath-taking animation and enchanting sound design are the tools Lost Tail Theatre use to transport audiences into ancient British folklore. These stories have been passed on to us and now we pass them on to you.

The Lost Matriarch 2

Chuckle award runner-up (1998) Berlinda will take you on a journey to The Lost Matriarch, leaving behind all you have ever known about gender. But in the upside-down world of TLM2, who am I?

Lost Seasons

Vivaldi’s classic Four Seasons, hacked by electric violin and laptop, then reconstructed live into a personal and innovative take on one of classical music's most well-loved works.

Love on Blue Canvas, 1890
The Blue Moon Theatre Company

Three lovers. One engagement portrait. Someone's out of the picture. With memories spanning three centuries, LOBC, 1890 is a heartfelt miniature of love on the run, of stories lost and won.

Minotaur Theatre Company

The horrors of Stalin's Russia come to life in Minotaur Theatre Company's thrilling historical drama. You can't trust anyone in a police state, even the ones you love.

The Lucky Durhams
Youth Connection

Following on from the Fringe success of 2017 this talented company, who have performed in Europe and professional theatres, return with their emotive, hard-hitting play in remembrance of the Somme, featuring projection and special effects.

yt2 Theatre Company

A timeless story of ruthless ambition reimagined through a female lens, yt2’s Macbeth will bring humour and a modern energy to Shakespeare’s classic.

Mandela Celebration
Mzansi Music Ensemble

Mzansi Music Ensemble performs the Mandela Centenary Celebration. Enjoy proudly South African entertainment, a music extravaganza of traditional African sounds, African jazz and Township big band sounds.

Manx Fairy Tales and Legends
Parker and Snell Youth Company

Who is Jack the Giant Killer and the Black Dog of Peel? How did the Buggane of St Trinian's terrorise local villagers? Why was Phynodderee banished from Fairy Land? Enchanting stories for all ages.

The March
Liminal Theatre Productions

We protested because we believe in a better country and equal rights for all. We continue to protest through performance because we believe these conversations are worth having. Join us on our journey to the Women’s March!

Mason King – Game of Chance
MK Entertainment

Mason King returns for another journey into the inner depths of the human mind! Do we control our own thoughts? Do we control our decisions? Can we control our own luck?

The Meeting
Barewater Productions

Chris will do anything to get what he wants. Today that means attending a meeting... where everyone in attendance will also do anything to get what they want. A thrilling dark comedy where nothing is what it seems.

Raiser Theatre

As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect. Fringe sell-out company Raiser Theatre return with a feast of physical theatre and character comedy in Kafka's classic.

A Midsummer Night's Dream
BoxedIn Theatre

★★★★★ (Tribe). ★★★★★ (Saint). ★★★★★ (OwlEyesMagazine.com). Join BoxedIn Theatre on a romp through Shakespeare’s most magical comedy. Complete with original music, silly hats and the best tent in Edinburgh.

A Midsummer Night's Droll
the Owle Schreame

Award-winning Fringe favourites the Owle Schreame return with a rough, wild, raucous version of A Midsummer Night's Dream from the 1640s, originally adapted for illegal performance whilst theatre was outlawed. First production in over 350 years!

Ministers of Grace: The Unauthorised Shakespearean Parody of Ghostbusters
REDuck Producktions

What if Shakespeare had written Ghostbusters? A wickedly funny, ruff-and-ready, mash-up joy ride of one of the best-loved films of all time performed as a Shakespearean classic.

Misha's Gang
Russian String Orchestra

Herald Angel 2017 winners return to Edinburgh with a completely new set of vibrant music programmes. Energetic, powerful and great fun for all ages. 'Unmissable musical highlight of the Fringe' ★★★★★ (Herald). 'An unashamed crowd pleaser!' ★★★★★ (ThreeWeeks).

Misha's Gang: Overdrive
Russian String Orchestra

An exhilarating, unusual and light-hearted take on some of the great composers which will delight even the most resolute classical music lovers. Featuring a heady cocktail of PDQ Bach, Scott Joplin, waltz-tango duels and surprise solo performances.

Mission: Her
Urban Trendz Theatre

Have you ever felt that life was more a grocery list than a box of chocolates? Her has a five-year plan in place but life events put a spanner in the works.

Model Behaviour
Marked Productions

'I've been modelling so long now it's who I am.' Juice cleanses, fashion parties, dodgy dates and a line or two – Model Behaviour is a dark one-woman comedy for the modern audience and the anti-heroine generation.

Monday at Golden Oak High
Big Spirit Theatre Co

He was an unpopular kid, just a little too different from his classmates. He wasn't sure what to do about that – so one day he came to school with a gun.

The Monster in the Hall
Capsize Collective and New Celts Productions

Duck wakes up. Her dad’s gone blind. How can a blind man make macaroni cheese? The Monster in the Hall by David Greig follows Duck’s hilarious struggle to convince social services that everything's “normal”.

The Mould That Changed the World
Charades Musicals and BSAC

Alexander Fleming's death-defying wonder antibiotic drugs have saved us for the last 90 years. But with bacterial resistance growing, doomsday approaches. What better way to fight back than with a musical of epic proportions?

Mr Joshua Plummer's Comedy Showcase
Bootcamp Productions

A series of sketches and vignettes exploring misunderstanding and mistaken identity, miscommunication, sexuality and people’s fantasies. Written by Joshua Plummer. Script editor Stefan Antoniuk.

Mr Lorraine
Lorraine Chademunhu

Some choose their alter ego. As for Mr Lorraine, it chose her. This one-woman show takes you on a hilarious journey with some WTF moments. 'You're a man because you sound like one!' Really?

Mr Saxon's Excellently English Evening of Entertainment
Kifli Theatre

Roll-up. Roll-up. England. A place for Saxons and bubble-people. Where NHS protests start in nightclubs, Gove’s a goblin and we sing The Ballad of the Brexit Lady. New documentary satire with original music.

Much Ado About Nothing
Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company

Shakespeare’s beloved romantic comedy is freshly updated to the lush setting of 1980s Sicily. Wealthy families gather for a languid summer of revelries, and romances bloom between four lovers in this immersive emotionally charged adaptation.

The Muckers
Naughty Corner Productions

The Muckers is a two man play created and performed by Adam Nicholls and Callum Forbes showcasing the lives of two middle age blokes in the land of no hope. Britain. They want their country back. Come watch as these two blokes take you through their daily routine. Pubs, pints, curryhouses, Ray guns, Megan.

National Killing Day
Gingerlee Does It Productions

When the government declares slaying legal, James has the sudden urge to pay his ex-wife a visit... 'NKD is a thrilling and fast paced hour of entertainment... incredibly tense and exciting to watch' ★★★★★ (Megan Hyland, UpstagedManchester.com).

Never Mind the Gap
Dramatic Cause

Never Mind the Gap: genres, artistes and personalities combine with the old spirit of the Fringe and collide as the talents of three different personalities come together and clash their combined talents into one show.

The New Electric Ballroom
yt2 Theatre Company

In a remote fishing village, three sisters, Breda, Clara and Ada endlessly obsess and re-live their memories of love, snatched from their hands and never seen since.

The New I Hate Children Children's Show
20% More Child Hating!

More magic. More fun. More kiddy kicking madness. Treat your family and yourself to this mostly totally new show for older kids and teens.

The Next Big Thing
Best Of Productions

John Lennon spent boyhood holidays in Durness, Scotland. Not fake news! Big business closes in. Can locals protect the hidden tourist gold mine left behind? Live Beatles tunes punctuate this thoughtful, comic fable of modern Scotland.

A Night of Dark Intent
American Performing Arts International

In 1978, eight women come together in an abandoned house where Lenora Stark murdered her parents thirteen years ago. They discover their power to unravel the secrets of what happened and reveal the horrifying truth.

Night of Glass
Zion Dance Company

Lewis, numb, drops into the rabbit hole of his imagination in an ether world in VR glasses, images on screen and on stage. No longer discerning the difference. A dance/physical theatre debut from California.

Nightpiece Film Festival
Nightpiece Media

Now in our fifth year and featuring the premiere of director Al Carretta’s horror 12th feature Th’dread Rattlin, we breathe indie film, presenting a curated selection of shorts from the UK and the rest of the world.

Glass Knuckles Productions and New Celts Productions

Six rebellious art students decide to turn an uninspiring group project into an artistic revolution. By turning everything they’ve been taught on its head, can they create something that will change the state of modern art forever?

No Honour in Blood
Marauders Theatre Company

When two Spartan warriors find themselves trapped and lost in the underworld, they must outwit a devious enemy, or remain forever in the land of the dead.

Noël Coward's Still Life

Coward’s classic play, which became David Lean’s iconic 1945 movie Brief Encounter, is a tale of innocent flirting, ill-fated lovers, and iced buns. Join award-winning ETC as they bring this period drama to life.

Stacey Devonport

The flat is empty. Everyone had moved out. Except for Laura and a dog named Roy and tonight she is staring down the lens of her 30th birthday. One woman's intimate and darkly comic coming-of-age story.

Not Dead Yet!
Woolly Sheep Theatre Company

Not Dead Yet! is a one-man show exploring memory loss. We challenge audiences through music, humour and real-life personal stories in situations which many will recognise. Where is the real person in all this?

Nowt as Queer as Folk
Coast to Coast Theatre Company

A village. A feud. A double-booked village hall. A society torn apart by yoga, chardonnay and a corrupt planning officer. In this place, anything goes... Except the New Estate. And socialism, obviously.

Number, Please.

  1. An unsuspecting switchboard operator becomes embroiled in an international plot to destroy the world. Can she, the not-so-innocent bystander, save the world? Or will her lack of experience and necessary skills drag the mismatched team down?

Yellow Brick

An elaborate concoction of hallucinations and delusions, a fantasy world to escape inner turmoil or a brief spell in rehab for a poor lost soul: Hazel ventures over the rainbow to soothe her existential crisis and find out what is missing in her opportunity-rich yet bewildering life. Why does she never seem to fit into any neat nutshell? Why does she feel suffocated by each one? Hazel explores the spectrum of mental health and the human condition in this chaotic, supposedly sophisticated world, where the individual has become so detached from the tribal structure of our ancestors and the pressure is on to be successful and happy. Audio interviews featuring representatives of the vast array of people muddling through their everyday lives punctuate the action.
A debut solo show written and performed by Amy Gilbrook
In a Nutshell, Nutshells is a delectable mix of beat poetry, theatre and song.

Old Movies Saved My Life
Mel Byron

Where does a Lancashire lass learn about life, love, fashion? Old movies! If you love those b/w classics, join Mel for an affectionate look at the films that taught her everything a girl should know.

One Giant Leap for June
York DramaSoc

June has a plan to touch the stars. Her dreams are full of space and physics but her reality is working in a chippy. A physical theatre piece full of facts and fun.

Only We Know Best
American High School Theatre Festival

A town hall meeting is the setting for this original musical, whose clever lyrics explore contemporary United States politics with good-natured wit and humor, poking fun at the ever-widening chasm between modern liberals and conservatives.

The OS Map Fan Club
Helen Wood

Join Ordnance Survey enthusiast Helen Wood for a fascinating, laughter-filled, virtual ramble and celebrate the simple beauty of the much-loved, fold-out, paper map. Edinburgh Fringe sell-out show 2017. ‘Fun and touching’ ★★★★ (WestEndWilma.com).

The Other Guys: Reigning Men
The Other Guys

After a series of sell-out shows at last year's Fringe, The Other Guys – Scotland's premier all-male a cappella group – are back with their collection of chart-toppers, soulful ballads and suspect dance moves!

Out of Control
yt2 Theatre Company

Love: it’s what we all want, but what happens when that love gets out of control? yt2 present Out of Control, a new verbatim play by Joanne Denson, made from true accounts of control and abuse.

Impact Theatre

Every move. Watched. A society where nothing is secret. How willingly do we share our lives – and who can be trusted? Is this science fiction or a dystopian reality where elections are bought and truth is subjective?

Parker and the City in the Sea
American High School Theatre Festival

Siblings Parker and Colleen struggle with grief and anger in a whimsical teen drama that goes from the halls of a high school to the depths of the ocean floor.

Party Night
Based on a True Story

December, 1979. Keith and Valerie have been together 15 years and are very much in love, but he is keeping something from her. Will a chance phone call change everything? A dark new play inspired by real events.

The Penniless Optimist
Elliot Mann

Trapped in a TV box world, Po is on a quest to retrieve his optimistic hat, but misled by the noise and temptations of modern life can he break free from the soundtrack society has assigned him.

Piaf and Brel: The Impossible Concert
Melanie Gall presents

Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel: two French musical icons. This impossible concert relives the adventure and passion of their lives and music. 'A real star in the making' ★★★★ (BroadwayBaby.com). ★★★★★ (Winnipeg Free Press).

The Piano Men
Emma Knights Productions

I am sure they are here somewhere – the piano women. With my dad as my piano teacher, was I destined to be inspired by only male pianists or were there other forces at play?

Taxi Man Productions

In a quiet forest, where magic dwells, the sun sets and Pippin’s world comes to life. Join us for an hour or two as we take you through a wild experience full of wonder and enchantment.

The Pleasantries of Peasantry
Theatre with Teeth

The latest comedy from Theatre with Teeth. When four hapless peasants are roped into joining a crusade to the Holy land, the quadsome quickly realise how stunningly out of their depth they truly are. Cults, camaraderie and Canadian Geese are simply a few of the bumps on their long long long road to Jerusalem. So join Bardolf and the gang as they take you on a journey through what truly are the pleasantries of peasantry!

P.s. - The Canadian Geese are a lie (blame the writers).

DiceBox Theatre Company

‘And cos she can't talk I’ll never know what she’s truly thinking or feeling. But that doesn’t make me love her any less.’

The inherent connection between human and animal lives is poignantly explored through the eyes of the youngest family member, the mute 12-year-old Rudy. Join Rudy, in her search for truth in a world of adult lies. Will her silence ever truly be heard?


When Ollie's sister goes missing under mysterious circumstances, we are plunged into a dark underworld, wherein we encounter bizarre characters, uncover bitter truths and walk the blurry line between fantasy and actuality on an excruciating odyssey of torment…

Iain Stringer Works

Two men. Alone. They are ambushed. There's a struggle. One escapes. The other is taken away, interrogated and imprisoned. They long for each other and fight for the day they will be reunited. To love. To Prevail.

Primrose Path
Mannequin Mouth

Chriss and Damon are in love. They have rules, they have roles – and they play games. Sometimes, they hurt each other. When they play. Such is love. Love is winning. Chriss and Damon are in love.

Prophets of Imperfection
Captain Cane and Brace Boy

Inspired by Star Wars and superheroes, these two Dutch comedians return to the Fringe to analyse the past, present and future of disabilities. No longer are they just guardians, but Prophets of Imperfection.

Punching Judy

Based on true events, Punching Judy will connect its audience to the paradigms of perpetration and survival, through the sinister world of domestic abuse.

Pushan Bose Live at Fringe 2018
Pushan Bose

Pushan Bose is a South Asian music composer, producer, singer and rapper who has been creating and releasing original music on digital platforms with a reach of 20 million listeners.

Queen of the Air
Plush Tiger Productions

Born in Kansas in 1897, Amelia Earhart reigned as Queen of the Air until her mysterious disappearance over the Pacific in 1937. A one-woman show exploring the life and times of an extraordinary and fearless adventurer.

The Quest: A Fantasy Musical
Questing Vole Productions

When an evil sorceress steals a powerful object, a ragtag fellowship, led by an underachieving wizard, set off on a quest. Sit back as our tavern band whisk you away on a hilarious magical adventure.

Rainbow Baby
River Gypsy Productions

The reality of LGBT+ pregnancy. Alice and Melissa are a married couple who want to start a family, but it isn't easy. They document their journey on YouTube but when tragedy strikes, their grief becomes a public affair.

Rat Race
Queen Mary Theatre Company

Rat Race is a dark tragicomedy set in a rat cage that is at the center of a badly handled experiment. The play addresses capitalism, the modern worker, consumer culture and of course, rats.

The Red Guitar
Serious Play Theatre Ensemble

★★★★★ (Herald, 2016). John has stories to tell... Van Morrison’s lead guitar at 17, songwriter to James Taylor, and an encounter with Jimi Hendrix. Part monologue, part stand-up, and always one with his red Stratocaster.

Red Peppers
Blue Fire Theatre Company

George and Lily Pepper are on the way down the ladder of show business success. Performing the same variety act for 15 years, they've been squabbling even longer. Noel Coward's highly comic view of a tragic relationship.

The Red Shoes
Scruffy Mutt Theatre

When a poor young girl is offered a pair of magical red shoes, it seems all her dreams will come true. But ambition comes at a cost. And soon Karen discovers that she can never stop dancing...

Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club

A new translation of the scandalous play from 1903 unveils intimate conversations between people before and after they have sex. Confrontational, physical and funny, it dissects the relentless mechanics of desire, gender roles and power imbalances of our time.

Remember Scarborough
Jon Davis and Adam Smart

War doesn't end when the fighting stops. An old man and his younger self look at the naive excitement of young RAF recruits, through the pain of loss to the post-war rebuilding. 'Excellent and well crafted' (Noda.org.uk).

Z Theatre Company

Whitechapel, 1888. When the police discover the mutilated body of Mary Ann Nichols, a series of events take place that will change Whitechapel forever and provide an insight into the mind of history's most mysterious figure.

Roald Dahl's The Twits

'Mr Twit was a twit. He was born a twit.' Join the award-winning ETC as we explore Roald Dahl’s terrific tale giving this most revolting of couples their comeuppance for their dastardly deeds.

Robert Burns The Musical
The Fabulous TT and Lossie Entertainment Academy

A new musical by Tish Tindall based upon an idea by David Gest, Michael Jackson, and the life and works of Robert Burns.
Robert Burns The Musical is hilarious, harrowing and heart warming. It speaks to you - it doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from, you will finally understand the man you raise a glass to, for auld lang syne.

Rock Choir Live
Rock Choir

Following a sell-out run in 2017, national phenomenon Rock Choir – the UK's largest contemporary choir, returns with an explosive repertoire of fun and uplifting pop and chart songs performed by members from across the UK. www.rockchoir.com

A Romantic's Guide to the Apocalypse: A New Musical
Reading University Drama Society

Jack discovers the world will end in one week, but also gets his first-ever date. This hilarious musical asks what happens if you fall in love when the world ends?

Romeo and Juliet
Curious Pheasant Theatre

An LGBTQ+ reinvention using Shakespeare’s text and physical theatre to encapsulate the passion of two warring rugby teams.

Sad Clowns
Northern Lighters

Can you decide how you're remembered? Would you want to? Would you leave a video behind just in case? Two people on stage. One person has hit the record button.

Same Old Same Oldies
Queen Mary Theatre Company

Three Northerners and three Southerners residing in one nursing home 80 years from now. How could they possibly get along? Sit back, relax and watch the barney unfold. These oldies are not quite what they seem.

Semi-Toned: Sidetracked

Internationally renowned a cappella sensation Semi-Toned returns to the Edinburgh Fringe for its sixth consecutive year. Fresh from last year’s five-star, sell-out run, follow the burgundy blazer-clad group as they sing their way through a brand new show - Sidetracked.

A Series of Unaccompanied Events
Northern Lights: Durham A Cappella Group

A 2017 sell-out show, Durham's award-winning Northern Lights return to the Fringe for their biggest and best show to date. This is a full-length, fully choreographed a cappella show featuring award-winning 2018 soloists.

Seven-Day NHS: Naughty Health Stories
Tingewick Society

Straight from a sell-out slapstick pantomime, let Oxford medical students give you an insider’s view of day-to-day life in Jeremy Hunt’s innovative and entirely feasible seven-day NHS.

Sex Waitress
Sex Waitress Co

  1. A group of friends from East London try to live without shame and stop a hoard of sex offenders, known as Keiths, from destroying their world.

Shackleton's Stowaway
Stolen Elephant Theatre

Shackleton’s Stowaway is based on the real events of the legendary Endurance expedition to Antarctica. It follows the tragicomic misfortunes of Shackleton's unwelcome 18-year-old stowaway as they travel deep into the perils of the ice pack.

Shakespeare Shorts – Much Ado About Nothing
Shakespeare at Traquair

Burned buns in The Great Brexit Bake Off. Beatrice battles co-host Benedick but Don Juan’s confused and Hero harassed. Sinking soufflés and mushy meringues in this Shakespeare comedy specially adapted for a young audience.

Shakespeare Shorts – The Taming of the Shrew
Shakespeare at Traquair

The cast is revolting, her producer perplexed and Kate’s is seething. Can Petrucio restore order and tame the tyrannical Kate? Can Kate outwit this manic misogynist? Modern twist to this lively Shakespeare tale, specially adapted for a young audience.

The Shakuhachi Experience
Markus Guhe

This fascinating new show takes the shakuhachi, Japan's ancient, quintessential bamboo flute, on a journey from its mythical beginnings shrouded in mystery into the 21st century. The programme features traditional shakuhachi solos, taiko drumming and live electronics.

The Shambles
Dead Duck Productions

The Shambles, University of York's improvised comedy troupe, are back at the Fringe! Bringing you hilarious scenes, songs and games based entirely on your suggestions – no two shows can be the same!

Sherlock Holmes and the Conundrum of Conan Doyle
Quids In Theatre Company

Sherlock Holmes attempts to solve his final mystery – why did his creator, a man of logic and science believe in the supernatural? Will he make contact from beyond the grave?

Shouty Arthur!
Grapple Theatre

Arthur is on a shouty adventure! With funny songs and exciting puppetry, Arthur learns how to be himself (and find the right time for shouting!). Based on the much-loved children's book by Angie Morgan.

A Sight of Abject Pity and Ruin
Orbis Tertius Theatre

In a world lost in time there is a forgotten Figure, enter his den and lose yourself in an absurd and morbid milieu of mime. Question yourself, your self and your sanity.

Simon & Garfunkel: Through the Years

A unique concert, which celebrates the unforgettable music of Simon & Garfunkel. Returning to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe after four consecutive sell-out runs since 2014. Tickets sell fast so book early to avoid disappointment!

Sister Act
Stage Avenue Performing Arts

Stage Avenue Performing Arts invite you to pull up a pew and get ready to dance in the aisles for their Edinburgh Fringe debut of the musical comedy, Sister Act.

Sob Story
Pretty Knickers Productions and New Celts Productions

Friends reunite to win Yorkshire’s Got Talent, but they need a sympathetic story. As they try to invent a sob story things take a dark turn. Will they crack under the pressure as they sing for their lives?

Someone Somewhere by Sam Potter
North of the Wall

Summer. A music festival. A group of friends celebrate their exam results. Everyone wants to have fun and forget about real life but some things are just too big to forget.

The Spider Glass
The Big I Am

From chasing girls to catching spiders, James knows what's expected of him as a man. With humour and honesty, in the landscape of #MeToo he's now forced to face his complicity in the inherited story of masculinity.

Spin City
Bootcamp Productions

Monday afternoon. Not much going on besides a robbery and chores at Spin City launderette. Between washes and a failed robbery, Spin City users could become the unlikely beneficiaries.

Spring Awakening
Bancroft's Players

Small-town England. 1963. Far from the burgeoning sexuality of swinging London, repressed teenagers experience their own revolution.

Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays
International Collegiate Theatre Festival presents Guilford College

Two little words, and suddenly your whole world changes. An A-list line-up of writers offer unique takes on the moments before, during, and after 'I do'.

Step Mama Drama!
Allison Hetzel, One Voice Productions, University of Alabama

Allison Hetzel (University of Alabama) returns to the Fringe after her solo show, Considering Georgia O’Keeffe (2009 and 2010). Step Mama Drama is based on true stories; step monsters and loving friends are included in this journey.

Steve Richards Presents Rock'n'Roll Politics 2018
Steve Richards

In a different show every day the audience will seize back control of Rock'n'Roll Politics as broadcaster and author Steve Richards conducts a tour of the latest seismic political dramas.

Marcus and Wilhelm

Dave and Vince wake up in a morgue... dead! Not the most promising start to the day. A brand new absurdist comedy by Marcus and Wilhelm. Produced in association with The Civic, Barnsley.

Stitch in Time: A Knitting Cabaret
Melanie Gall presents

Excitement! Drama! Romance! And... knitting? A cabaret featuring the lost knitting songs of WWI and WWII. Bring your knitting (or crochet) and stitch along to these toe-tapping, needle-clicking tunes. ★★★★★ (FringeReview.ca). ‘Highly recommended' (FringeReview.co.uk).

The Storyteller's Apprentice
Bottled Imp Theatre

Join me, Loquacious, storyteller extraordinaire; my words weave with unique flair. Wondrous stories of adventure and hellfire; mystery, magic and desire. The tales I tell entertain and delight; astound, intrigue, and even fright! With my apprentice Stumps.

Strings for Kids: Misha's Gang Presents
Russian String Orchestra

Russia's finest string players engage, educate and entertain youngsters of all ages in an interactive musical journey. Adults may even feel guilty having as much fun as Misha, his Gang and the kids!

Strong Tea
Tom and Dan

A foray into the absurd with musical sketches, Strong Tea is a pure comedy in the sense that the writers couldn't quite drum up a coherent plot. The jokes might be alright though.

Nadja Fischer and Mark Brown

When a singing tour guide from Hamburg meets an Edinburgh guitarist and they discover their shared admiration for Suzanne Vega and Gerry Leonard, a powerful tribute is born. Nadja Fischer and Mark 'Crazyhorse' Brown are SuzanneVega&Me.

Swap Shop

Dan and Jamie. Jamie and Dan. They've been together so long sometimes it's hard to tell where one ends and the other begins. But lately it's been getting harder... A new play about love, identity and body swapping.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Ethereal Theatre Company

Having been unjustly exiled, Sweeney returns to seek vengeance against humanity, forming a sinister partnership with Mrs Lovett. Inspired by Dante’s Inferno, Todd’s bloodthirsty world will come alive in a late-night spectacle.

Sweet Nothings
Sweet Nothings

Sweet Nothings are back and better than ever. Get your fix of sass as the girls showcase their best arrangements of the year, from golden oldies, to nineties throwbacks and this year's hits!

T2 Brainclotting
The MDs Comedy Revue

Choose life. Choose a career. Choose medicine. Choose to spend your time at UCL Medical School putting on award-winning comedy sketch shows. Choose to see The MDs Comedy Revue back at the Fringe by popular demand. Choose life.

Taking it Badly
The Glummer Twins

David Harmer and Ray Globe have just turned 60. They’re taking it badly. The irrepressible Glummer Twins are back to celebrate the joys, absurdities and indignities of getting older. Stand-up spoken word from the Beat Generation.

Interplay Theatre

A unique theatre experience that engages the senses through immersive storytelling and live music. This multi-sensory theatre piece beautifully illuminates the story of a girl lost in a jungle at the age of two and reared by a family of chimpanzees.

Telling the Wrong Man He Had Cancer and Other Hilarious Stories
Dr Kevin Jones

Kevin Jones, a practising consultant physician, has been on the after-dinner circuit for 30 years. His show celebrates the dark humour found in hospital medicine. Frightening and very funny.

Tenacious D: The Musical of Destiny
The Musical of Destiny

This epic rock comedy tells the story of young rockers JB and KG forming their band Tenacious D and their journey to obtain the magical pick of destiny!

Texas Beauty Pageant Murder: The Fall of Don Swan
International Collegiate Theatre Festival presents Southwestern University

The Fall of Don Swan – a twisted Texas tale of beauty, murder and big hair. A dramatic reenactment of the infamous 1945 pageant murder of Don Swan.

That's So GCSE
Good Bad Ideas

Blackouts. Chair duets. Overacting. Brecht. Watch these students navigate the GCSE Theatre curriculum to perform a stunning show of their combined pubescent talents in this hilarious new comedy, showcasing the fond memory of amateur and GCSE Theatre.

This Is Yorkshire
The Georgian Theatre Royal Youth Theatre

Inspired by the blistering 2007 film This Is England, this hard-hitting new play looks at working class life in early 80s Yorkshire through the eyes of a 12-year-old boy embroiled in two very different skinhead gangs.

Three Menopausal Maids
Fridge Door Productions

You really don't want to miss this show. Flushed with success these ladies are hot! Journey with them from Bognor to Bavaria via Bradford for a spot of lunch, bingo and apres ski.

Three's Company, Where's Our Crowd? An Improvised Show
SUSU Comedy

Three wise men bringing you frankincense, myrrh and improv gold. Beard of Zeus presents comedy in three different sizes, made up entirely on the spot. 'Distinguish themselves on sheer talent' (BroadwayBaby.com).

Through the Kaleidoscope
The Scopes

Take a journey with Imperial College London’s premiere mixed a cappella group through a spectrum of genres and themes in their debut Fringe show!

The Time Machine
Gone Rogue Productions

Adapted from the classic novel, The Time Traveller attempts to alter the moment of his greatest loss. Transported to a future abandoned to creatures of beauty and terror, he discovers time cannot be so easily meddled with.

Tinderella and the Seven Deadly Sins
FWP Productions

Ever felt like you were a princess in a fairy tale of Tinder-ella and the seven twats? Me too.

Tipping the Velvet
Italia Conti Ensemble 2018

Marking the centenary of women’s right to vote, Italia Conti Ensemble presents Laura Wade’s adaptation of the groundbreaking Sarah Waters novel. A dark, witty and unmissable production taking you through the world of 19th-century Music Hall.

To the Ocean
BoxedIn Theatre

★★★★★ (Tribe). ★★★★★ (Saint). ★★★★★ (OwlEyesMagazine.com). BoxedIn Theatre invite you into a world of family, freedom and fairy tales through a retelling of the Selkie Myth.

Tom Duke – Psychiatrist to the Paranormal!
A Tale Told by an Idiot Theatre Company

Join Tom Duke as he deals with lovesick vampires, depressed angels, service cuts and a visit from his irritating younger self. And who ate all the custard creams? Find out, if you dare!

Tom Hannah
Tom Hannah

This is a highly original one-man show – a combination of acoustic guitar and light-hearted verse touching subjects as diverse as vanity, marriage, safaris, demolition, ambition, hypochondria, Brexit and inappropriate courting techniques.

Tonight I Sleep in Peace (or How to Cure Involuntary Nocturnal Bruxism)
Punto Improprio

A one-woman theatre piece with cello accompaniment. Five hauntingly familiar stories of love, lust, infidelity, revenge and liberation with bold, shocking, and cathartic twists. Live cello music, both nostalgic and modern, builds a bridge that entwines these different worlds.

Tonight With Donny Stixx
Fear No Colours

Donny wanted to be a magician. He wanted to impress people. He wanted to go down in history. But he did something horrible: something not even magic could fix. Now how will he be remembered? www.fearnocolours.com

Too Many Ukes Spoil the Broth
Ukelear Fusion

The resident ukulele band of the University of St Andrews performs hits from all kinds of genres. This fun-loving quirky group will brighten your day with excellent harmonies, rocking uke solos and top banter.

The Trail to Oregon!
Gone Rogue Productions

The Trail to Oregon is based on the 90s video game. The Oregon Trail follows an all-American family as they make their way from Missouri to Oregon. Throughout their journey, they encounter starvation, bandits and dysentery.

Trans Pennine
The Orange Works

Trans Pennine is a funny, fast-paced and emotional play about family disagreements, gender-identity and caravan holidays. Dad is angry, Ben is Amy, and Mum... is in the margarine tub.

Treasure Island
Mate Productions

Multi award-winning MATE Productions' steampunk reimagining of this pirate classic. Adapted by Phil Willmott, with original music, spectacular design and swashbuckling battles; it’s a buccaneering adventure for all ages! Best of Liverpool Theatres 2012 and 2014. ★★★★★ (MadeUp.lv).

Treasure Island
University of Gloucestershire

The tale of Jim Hawkins and his encounter with the formidable pirate Long John Silver and the hunt for treasure, featuring pirates, sea shanties, swashbuckling fights and a parrot!

Grant Sharkey

Anarchic, honest and witty, Grant travels the UK with his double bass performing songs that make half of his audience extremely glad and the other half extremely mad.

Two by Jim Cartwright (Clueless Presents)
Clueless Theatre

2 actors provide a cocktail of customers in this busy northern pub: from the weird and wonderful, to the serious and cynical. All viewed from the eyes of your landlords.

Two Dames, a Piano and a Whole Lot of Giggle Water
Vintage Vendetta Productions

These Roaring Twenties dames add their gin-soaked style to blues, barbershop, Broadway and beyond. ‘An hour of fun, silliness and wonderful renditions of classic hits’ ★★★★ (TheatreGuide.com.au).

Upcastle Downcastle
UnderOwl Theatre

A pantomime for grown-ups and grown-ups at heart. Madcap, slightly raunchy, and highly self-aware adventure with ridiculous characters, silly jokes, bizarre plot, and a very low budget. Not to be taken too seriously. Probably not suitable for children.

The Vampire of Barcelona
The Centaurs of Attention

Is this the story of Enriqueta, the most evil, callous and cold-blooded woman to ever walk the earth or is it the story of a misogynistic tabloid press satisfying their readers' desires for sadistic fantasies?

Villain: DeBlanks
Villain: DeBlanks

You'll laugh your (body part)_____ off! A Time Out NY Critics’ Pick written by Billy Mitchell, Villain: DeBlanks is the uproarious improvisational whodunnit where the cast says words you put in their mouths. #VDBdoesEFF2018

Simon David

Simon needs a record deal – his unique selling point? He's a virgin! Co-written by Fringe First winner Chris Larner, Simon exploits his heartbreak through original pop songs. 'Genuinely moving moments amid comedic chaos' (BroadwayWorld.com). ★★★★★ (WestEndWilma.com).

Voices Only

Using nothing but two voices and innovative live looping techniques, FreePlay's virtuosic and genre-bending a cappella performance takes you around the world... all without leaving your seat. Supported by the Ontario Arts Council. Part of Sing! Edinburgh. www.freeplayduo.com

Waiting for Ofsted
Westcliff Boys Theatre

Responding to Beckett's Godot, this play explores tensions in education between preparing for big events and valuing everyday life. Whether you are a student, teacher or pupil, are you spending too much time Waiting for Ofsted?

Wakey Wakey
Error 404 Theatre Company

A dark comedy about a dead wife, a widower, and his four terrible friends. Ignorant to the truth, alcohol and a few harsh words will reveal all.

Walk Swiftly and With Purpose
Three Sisters Productions

In Siofra Dromgoole’s playful and sincere script, four young women reflect upon what it is to grow up in the 21st century: reflecting on themselves, their friendship and the politics of the day.

The War of Jenkins' Ear

Toby Jenkins hates boarding school. He doesn't fit in. When a new boy arrives and announces he is Jesus Christ, Toby is caught up in a vicious schoolboy war. Can a miracle save him?

The Wardrobe
Wellington Theatre Company

Across five centuries of British history, small groups of children seek sanctuary in the same solid, old wardrobe. It’s the safest place they know – but is it safe enough?

The Wardrobe

The play delves into history by exploring how children survive dramatic events from 1400 to the present. In the safety of the Wardrobe, their secrets are revealed. CYD returns to the Fringe. This play is unmissable.

Warwick Improv Presents: Anything You Want
Warwick Improv

Six actors. One hour. No script. Told through a series of connected two-person narratives; this simple and intimate show promises wacky goings-on underpinned by compelling characters and relationships, all based on your suggestions!

What Makes You a Woman
St Marylebone Theatre Company

St Marylebone Theatre Company explore the experiences of women in the 20th and 21st century, asking where have we come from and who do we want to be?

What the... Feminist?!
Bits'n'Bobs Theatre Company

Sexism getting you down? Us too! Join us as we dismantle the patriarchy one song and dance at a time in a five-star sketch show packed with toe-tapping, bra-burning, glass-ceiling-smashing fun!

When Judas Met John
Brothers Broke

Influenced by the meeting of Bob Dylan and The Beatles, Irish duo Brothers Broke compare, adapt and perform a bluesy fusion of songs by both artists, presenting a casual and engaging 40-minute show.

Who Killed Franz Ferdinand?
Slipshod Theatre

An Archduke assassinated. Europe on a knife edge. Four academic addicts trying to solve a murder. An idiotic killer. Death cult deception. Sword fights and feminism. Forensics and future queens. Politics and potatoes. Hilarious historical satire.

The Whole of Shakespeare
Comedy Club St Petersburg

An unexpected fusion and completely new vision of famous plays. Pantomime and clownery duet Kukota and Chekhov mix 16th-century morality and English drama traditions with ironic consciousness to create a new form of the plays.

The Wizard of Oz
Tribe Porty Youth Theatre

A modern take on the classic tale. TPYT have performed to sell-out audiences at the Fringe for the last eight years. Join us somewhere over the rainbow with Edinburgh's own sensational four-star youth theatre company.

The Woman and the Canvas
Theatre Re and Fourth Monkey

Anna has been painting all her life but as she struggles for inspiration, her creativity becomes stifled. Her vivid imagination collides with childhood memories in an explosion of human experience.

Woman Up Comedy Improv
Woman Up

One of Scotland's all-woman comedy improv troupes!

Women Aren't Funny
Z Theatre Company

Parker has only ever dreamt of being a stand-up comedian. But there's only one problem: She's not funny. Join her on a comedic journey of self-discovery. Could she succeed? Or are women just not funny?

Women for Trump
Make Theatre Great Again!

A verbatim play created from interviews conducted across America in late 2016, Women for Trump is a powerful exploration of why five women were, or were not, persuaded to vote for Donald Trump.

Words Is Words Is Words
Tess Adams (Poettess.com)

You won't see another show like this one at the Fringe! Memorable. Moving. Motivational. From tragedy to transformation. Tess’s powerful words will leave you wordless. Performed by Tess Adams.

World in Progress
Merde! Theatre Company

World in Progress is a brand-new musical song-cycle that explores our ever-changing relationship with the earth, told using an eclectic mix of song styles from jazz to musical theatre and more.

You All Know Me, I'm Jack Ruby!
Clifford Barry

Lee Harvey Oswald, suspected assassin of President Kennedy, is gunned down by Jack Ruby live on national television. Ruby: The Mafia's man in Dallas. Really? 'Absolutely terrific' (List). 'Intensely brilliant acting' (BroadwayBaby.com).